Date of Stay: February, 2016
We've stayed here several times in years past. It's been a while since we were here last but we love this park. The park is nestled in the woods and the lake is beautiful. There currently is no fishing in the lake because it was just restocked after being drawn down for repairs on the dam. However, boating is still allowed. Fishing is supposed to resume in 2017. There is also a golf course on the property. The staff is very friendly and there is a "camp store" in the campground that has the essentials for camping. I suggest taking a walk on the South end of the lake around the dam area. Very nice scenery. There are also cabins and group cabins for rent. There is a great seafood restaurant about 10 minutes North of the campground entrance called Mr. Whiskers. Very good food, friendly staff and good prices. Check it out. We had 3 campers in our group and enjoyed the weekend. We cooked out, sat out by a roaring campfire, walked the property, and had a great time.
Date of Stay: November, 2012
This is a nice, woodsy campground. We have never stayed at a KOA before, but we were not disappointed. The staff is very nice and helpful. One of the staff, who lives on site, was very helpful with everything. She escorts you to the site, helps you line up and ensures that everything is OK. There is a mini-golf course, walking trails, and a pond with very curious but friendly ducks. You can order pizza that will be handmade and delivered whenever you want it. Shuttles will take you to various sights in Hot Springs. The entrance and some roads in the park are steep but not a problem. The view out over Hot Springs is nice. We had no reason for any rating less than a 10. We recommend this campground and will stay here again.
Date of Stay: April, 2012
We stayed here because we had a fishing tounament at Doiron's marina, a few miles away. The sites are grass/limestone but pretty level. The staff was nice and helpful. There is a boat launch and slips for fishing the area. There is a sand beach area for swimming that is off-limits to boats. The only drawback is that the park is run by the city and locals can use the beach area on the weekend for a fee. This brings in alot more people during the day but they are gone by late afternoon. Overall, it is a good place to go to relax and fish for a while.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
This park is great! There are 2 different campground loops. The Upland loop has 49 sites with sewer hookups while the Bottomland loop has no sewer hookups but has decks and some are waterside. There is a "beach area" along side the Bogue Chitto river that is great for a day at the water. No pool but there is a small water park that is great for small children with a water slide and sprays. The only drawback we found to this park is that the roads are fresh limestone which makes it VERY dusty. Over time, the dust should settle. The sites are very roomy and some are shaded. Many miles of walking trails and a large gorge in the center. Great place to camp. We will be back.
Date of Stay: March, 2010
This campground was very disappointing. First of all, the price is expensive. We went on a "half price weekend" which softened the blow of a so-so stay. At 47.00 a night I would expect a better place. The sites are grass/limestone and not level. There are potholes in the middle of some spots and some have trees right next to the spot making it difficult if not impossible to open slides. The utility posts are at the back of the site causing you to stretch power cords and water hoses under the camper and across the site. Very inconvenient. The campground is inhabited by many, many permanents which are all on one side of the campground. Many of them give glaring stares as you drive down "their" roads. Some are friendly, however. The one quality feature to this park is the beach area on the river at the back of the park. There is also a water slide, pool and other attractions on site. We won't come back to this place.
Date of Stay: September, 2009
Several of our friends have stayed here and raved about this place. We had 3 campers together and LOVED it. There are no shade trees yet but the trees are small and in time will give good shade. The sites are all concrete with ample grass areas in between. There are golf carts everywhere but didn't pose a problem. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The pool/tiki bar area is outstanding. They really cater to families by having activities for the kids, a playground, and mini golf, as well as beach volleyball. The Wi-Fi is available but sometimes spotty. This is a great place to camp. We can't wait to go back.
Date of Stay: February, 2009
We really enjoyed staying here. The staff were really helpful, and the CG is very well kept. The park has a gazebo in the center with gas fire pit and plenty of seating. There is a casino shuttle for Treasure Bay, although the casino is within walking distance. Though our site wasn't perfectly level, it was very managable. The hookups were great. The view of the Gulf from our site was outstanding. As far as the train and noise, it wasn't that bad. We will definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: November, 2008
This campground is well kept with a friendly staff. The sites are limestone and level with good hookups. There is 24 hour security on site. The c/g is located across from Graceland and next door to Elvis attractions. The Heartbreak Hotel is in front of c/g. Marlowe's BBQ is just down the street, but if you call after 4pm, they will pick you up at your campsite in a Pink Cadillac and take you to the restaurant anytime you want to go. After dinner, they will bring you back. This was our 1st visit to Memphis and we noticed the area is somewhat rundown. We would have rated the c/g higher, but the price is a bit steep. I don't think Memphis is for us.
Date of Stay: October, 2008
We stayed here for the Halloween weekend because of all the activities. There were events planned for most of the weekend such as trick-or-treating, site decoration contest (which we won), costume contest, a haunted house, and a dance. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, with an escort to the site and help in backing in. The small store at the office had a small selection of groceries and supplies. Sites also had fire rings and picnic tables. We had seven campers in our group and they were able to spot us all together. This made everything so much easier. We really had a great time and will return next year, hopefully with more campers. Would have rated it a 10 but our side of the campground backs up to the highway and log/gravel trucks can be noisy at times, but that was minor. There is a wood fence separating campground from the highway. This shouldn't deter anyone from staying here. It really is a great place.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
This is a really nice campground.The sites are all concrete and landscaped and ours was perfectly level.The only thing is that the concrete on the awning side doesn't go far enough back, so we could not back the camper all the way in. We had to leave about 10' behind the camper open so that we could enjoy full use of the awning. Not a bad trade off for such a beautiful place. They also have pull-thrus with ample parking. The pool is well kept and the bathhouse is clean and has A/C. There are some beautiful oak trees on the premises, most being up front near the office. The staff was extremely friendly. It is less than a mile from the beach. There are grocery stores and restaurants nearby as well as the ferry boats to Ship Island located a short drive away in Gulfport. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will be back.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
This campground is tucked away in the woods which makes it a very rustic getaway. There are activ- ities planned on most weekends. It has a nice pool, catch-and-release fishing pond, paddle boat rentals, playground, biking trails and more. Not all sites have sewer hookup so be sure to request it if you need it. The "woodsy" atmosphere makes for a relaxing time. There are quite a few permanents in the CG but that wasn't a problem. The roads and sites are gravel and drain good when it rains. Site was very level. We enjoyed our stay.
Date of Stay: May, 2008
This park has concrete drives and sites that are extremely level. The hookups are like I've never seen before (i.e. almost perfect)! The post for the hookups is lit up at night so setting up in the dark or draining tanks is easy. Sites have picnic tables and fire rings/bbq pits. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are new managers that are very willing to make your stay comfortable. The pool is saltwater and very refreshing. The pond has a small fee to fish it, but is supposedly well stocked with big fish, and also paddleboats for rent. There are not very many trees in the center of the park, most are on the outskirts. The managers are in the process of sprucing up the park with planned landscaping and activities (miniature golf, playground, etc.) Bathhouses are very well kept. No scooters are allowed but personal golf carts are everywhere. They have a small store in the office, as well as truck stop/store at the entrance. Wal-Mart is not far away. All-in-all, a nice, relaxing place to stay. We will be back.
Date of Stay: February, 2008
This is a nice, shaded park with a friendly staff that escorts you to the site, and helps with backing in. We camped with 4 other campers, and the staff was able to group us together. The sites are grassy but our site was not very level. The sewer hookup is elevated and at an odd angle, making it difficult to drain tanks without "walking the hose" several times. Fire rings and picnic tables at each site. Activities scheduled throughout the year. Playground, putt-putt, pool etc., to keep the kids busy. We will stay here again. This is also a Good Sam campground.
Date of Stay: November, 2007
A little overpriced for the stay. Sites are grass/dirt but level and roads are gravel. This is a nice place with wooded sites if you just want to relax for a while. Pond on site is catch-and-release. Staff did allow 2 of us to turn campers toward each other since we had 3 parties camping together. Global Wildlife Reserve is just down the road.
Date of Stay: November, 2007
Stayed at this CG on a recommendation from a friend. This is a nice, clean campground with good amenities. Clean bathhouse and laundromat with cold drinks and ice machines on site. Our site was roomy and many are shaded. We will stay here again on our next trip to Pigeon Forge.